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“I want people to have hope. There is research going and things are going to be better for them. Thanks to the Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation and Race for RP, we’ve been able to make advances in diagnosing and helping people.”

In 2019, Miriam was diagnosed with relapsing polychondritis after years of being told she had other diseases. Doctors weren’t really able to explain what RP was, so she went to Google. The lack of information shocked her. What little information she found concerned her and made her believe RP was a death sentence. Then she found the Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation and Race for RP. The research we fund and the awareness Race for RP generates gives her hope.

In the spring of 2022, Miriam joined the RP Foundation and Race for RP at Daytona International Speedway. She graciously shared her story in front of our cameras so others could hear it and feel hope.